News and press statements
This report focuses on enacted and proposed cybersecurity and cybercrime laws in the SADC region and how they have impacted the exercise of rights, more specifically, the right to privacy, freedom of expression and media freedom.
MISA chapters have met in South Africa to strategically map the way forward in the region.
Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram services have been down since approximately 5.30pm on Monday 4 October 2021.
MISA Regional Acting Director elected into Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) Steering Committee.
The MISA Zimbabwe statement on the International Day for Universal Access to Information 2021.
MISA Tanzania Chapter Media Institute of Southern Africa – Tanzania Chapter (MISA TAN) received with concern the decision of the government to suspend publication and distribution of Raia Mwema newspaper for 30 days from 6th September 2021
MISA Zimbabwe welcomes the licensing of eight more community radio stations as this will enhance access to information and exchange of ideas on issues that affect marginalised communities for the government’s attention.
MISA Lesotho has learned with contentment about recommendations of a parliament’s portfolio committee to dismiss the Computer Crime and Cybersecurity Bill of 2021, as well as the Communications Regulations of 2021 from the National Assembly.
“Your Excellency, we wish to reiterate that a free and secure media is needed to support SADC’s Vision for 2050”.